Trump to 'quickly' play golf with Woods and Johnson

Donald Trump playing golf in Scotland in 2012.   REUTERS  David Moir

Donald Trump playing golf in Scotland in 2012. REUTERS David Moir

While the White House insists President Donald Trump is not on vacation at Mar-a-Lago, Trump will hit the links on Friday for the second time this trip.

A day after Thanksgiving, Turkey was on the mind of President Trump - as well as a quick round of golf with Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson.

"I will get it all done, but what a mistake, in lives and dollars (6 trillion), to be there in the first place!" the President tweeted.

"After Turkey call I would be heading over to Trump National Golf Club, Jupiter, to play golf (quickly) with Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson", Trump tweeted out.

Developer Donald Trump (L) greets Tiger Woods after the final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship as Eric Trump looks on at the Trump Doral Golf Resort & Spa on March 10, 2013 in Doral, Florida. The Associated Press said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who was in Mr Erdogan's office during the conversation, said Mr Trump said the U.S. would halt its supply of arms to Syrian Kurdish fighters. "That's golf every five days, a visit to a Trump property about every three".

Trump and Tiger Woods at the PGA golf tournament in Doral Florida in 2013.   Andrew Innerarity  Reuters
Trump and Tiger Woods at the PGA golf tournament in Doral Florida in 2013. Andrew Innerarity Reuters

Trump's post-Thanksgiving tweet Friday sparked a Twitter debate about his work trip to Palm Beach, pitting supporters against critics. Despite his pre-presidential proclamation, he is on the greens very frequently, with Gold News tracking the president on the golf courses more than 70 times in less than one year. The average time to play 18 holes of golf is approximately four hours and 11 seconds, according to Golfweek.

In a later panel discussion on the same issue, political corespondent Chris Cillizza noted that it isn't a problem that a president plays golf, it's that he mocked Obama for doing it. Symone Sanders agreed, saying that it's hard to be this hypocritical when there are so many pressing issues facing the nation.

Trump has already played golf with Woods, Japan's Hideki Matsuyama, Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy and women's world No. 3 Lexi Thompson since his inauguration in January.

"Can you believe that the disrespect for our Country, our Flag, our Anthem continues without penalty to the players, " Trump said in one of several tweets Friday morning, accusing NFL commissioner Roger Goodell of having "lost control" of what he called a "hemorrhaging league" where "Players are the boss!"

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